03 July 2011

The "Distant Star / Estrella Distante" exhibition

Regen Projects and kurimanzutto have come together to compile another impressive exhibition at the formers highly coveted gallery. Entitled Distant Star / Estrella Distante, the exhibition is based on the writings of Chilean born writer Roberto Bolaño (b. 1953 – d. 2003).


Among others, the exhibition will include Carla Rippey, who supplied the cover artwork for Bolaño’s first published book and was a great friend of his in Mexico City when he lived there in the early 70s; Patti Smith ... went to his home in Blanes, Spain, seeking to photograph one object, which ended up being his writing chair; Abraham Cruzvillegas whose work La Barbie roughly references the murders in Sonora as depicted in 2666; Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari’s film Tomorrow Everything Will Be Alright is a typewritten love story, referencing Eric Rohmer’s Le Rayon Vert, as so much in Bolaño’s work references the vast canon of literature that came before it.


The Regen Projects website schedules the exhibition for July 14. It will run until August 20. The gallery is located in Los Angeles, CA.


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